Originally Posted by Loladinas
Originally Posted by Levys This.....people read what they want...even if it's not there.
The article states +3% with new drivers
It also states they are trying to do something about the power draw load on the pci-e bus
in other words looking for a way to draw less power from pci-e and more power from the 6 pin connector.
They also mention they are going to give you the OPTION of reducing the total power draw
of the card
That's kind of the thing, according to Buildzoid, the 6pin powers the core, while PCIE slot powers the memory. If they're going to reduce power to memory it's probably not going to be able to clock as high, thus slightly reduced performance. Hell, AIB boards probably won't even have the problem at all. AMD chose a rather unorthodox power delivery system for their reference cards.
Incorrect, but let us not digress. You can consult this thread
for more information.
Originally Posted by Defoler
Originally Posted by Orthello
So they went out of their way to find some crappy mobos - i guess those relics exist and for a couple more days this might be an issue for those turds of boards. Thing is the 970 was nerfed on any mobo you used it on high end to low end. A simple software fix will correct the 480 issue unlike the 970 issue that was in hardware.
Those "crappy motherboards" are still in peoples computers. People are still running 5-6 years old sysmtes if not more, and just replace the graphics card every once in awhile instead of the CPU to refrain from buying a whole system.
And yes a simple software fix, which reduce power and reduce performance. So instead of gaining like people claimed 10-15% performance extra on the reference card over time, you get, amazingly 3% after optimisation, because of the initial performance loss from the lower power.
This was also in some way the sale point of people who claimed that the 480 will only get better in time. well, it did, by 3%.
Woah there, hold your horse, cowboy.
It's been a week after release, hasn't it? Quite the time for the GPU to mature.
I realize this must be really heartbreaking for you and your 980Ti SLI, but let's be fair, no?
On the subject of overdrawing from the PCI - that is correct, and overdrawing can be an issue with two or more cards. However I promise you that not a single mobo will trip over one card, regardless of how cheap it is, so that should cover most, if not all the demographic you are worried about.